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AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto reboots its dream of a fiber network

For more than 15 years, Palo Alto's drive toward a citywide fiber network flickered on and off like a faulty dial-up connection,...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2013
Last comment by Not an issue, on May 28, 2013 at 8:16 pm | 62 comments | 215334 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Hitting the restart button

Inside Palo Alto's newly renovated Downtown Library recently, Cornelia van Aken rattled off a list of new programs the staff...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2011
Last comment by KC, on Jul 19, 2011 at 3:23 pm | 15 comments | 188324 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown development sparks architecture debate

With its glassy walls, boxy shape, 50-foot height and preponderance of office space, a four-story building proposed for 240...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2013
Last comment by bru, on Sep 14, 2013 at 5:36 pm | 51 comments | 112306 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Barron Park survey shows strong support for referendum on Maybell development

A grassroots effort to reverse City Council's approval of a controversial development on Maybell Avenue is quickly gathering...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 12, 2013 at 11:59 am | 61 comments | 111188 Views

AROUND TOWN

The things I remember about Palo Alto while growing up:

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Original post made by Andrew L. Freedman on Oct. 19, 2006
Last comment by PA, on Apr 17, 2014 at 8:34 pm | 947 comments | 99402 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Student with 3.85 GPA gets rejection letters from UCs

Hi, My friend's daughter got 3.85 GPA, had 5 AP classes in high school, was on competitive swimming team, volunteered...

Original post made by Parent on May. 28, 2012
Last comment by teacher, on Apr 11, 2014 at 10:59 am | 273 comments | 97100 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Emails reveal internal school discussions

Palo Alto school-district superintendent Kevin Skelly has made a practice of communicating with school board members via...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2012
Last comment by Gunn Alumni, on Jun 12, 2012 at 10:07 am | 132 comments | 92736 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board members take umbrage at allegations of possible Brown Act violations

Stung by what they view as unfair allegations that they violated California's open-meeting law, Palo Alto school board members...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2012
Last comment by amazed, on Jun 13, 2012 at 7:26 pm | 131 comments | 80965 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Father charged in crash that killed daughters

A father has been charged with two counts of vehicular manslaughter after a November roll-over crash in Palo Alto killed...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2013
Last comment by norm62, on Nov 30, 2013 at 2:15 pm | 41 comments | 49291 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board under pressure on counseling

Under scrutiny over guidance counseling at Gunn High School, Palo Alto school board members this week said decision-makers...

Original post made on May. 25, 2012
Last comment by time to end this, on Jun 6, 2012 at 2:48 pm | 48 comments | 48831 Views

AROUND TOWN

Yahoo's Marissa Mayer buys funeral-home property

Palo Alto's oldest funeral home is closing its doors on Oct. 31, and the property's new owner is Yahoo Chief Executive Officer...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2013
Last comment by Chris Weeks, on Jan 10, 2014 at 9:34 am | 71 comments | 45831 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

New Documentary: The Great Global Warming Swindle

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Original post made by Snowman on Mar. 13, 2007
Last comment by Anon, on Dec 11, 2013 at 8:30 pm | 94 comments | 42770 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Students plan peaceful protest to 'hate minister'

Nearly 1,500 students plan a "peaceful protest" against an anti-gay, anti-Semitic activist who has announced his group will...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by Megan Swezey Fogarty, on Jan 29, 2010 at 8:50 am | 96 comments | 37675 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto highest in county for disability claims by police, firefighter retirees

More than half of Palo Alto's police officers and firefighters retired with disability benefits over the past five years,...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2013
Last comment by S. Coen, on Jul 13, 2013 at 8:51 am | 77 comments | 34966 Views

BOOKS

Guest Opinion: Library efficiency is improved, but we truly need better buildings

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Original post made on Sep. 2, 2008
Last comment by Bill, on Sep 10, 2008 at 5:58 am | 124 comments | 31670 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Achievement test data sparks heated discussion

Responding to criticism that he's excessively focused on test scores, Palo Alto School District Superintendent Kevin Skelly...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2011
Last comment by Finland does it better, on Nov 21, 2011 at 11:49 pm | 130 comments | 31446 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Elementary math textbook adoption: Reactions to Wed. night meeting

The debate on what math textbook program Palo Alto schools should adopt continues with differing viewpoints on last night's...

Original post made by Concerned Parent on Feb. 25, 2009
Last comment by Anonymous 78, on Apr 5, 2009 at 3:31 pm | 208 comments | 30845 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ex-Paly principal disciplined for harassment

Former Palo Alto High School principal Phil Winston, who resigned last June 13 citing health and "work-life balance" reasons,...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2014
Last comment by Ashamedof PaloAlto, on Apr 16, 2014 at 10:58 am | 107 comments | 28862 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly students find a fiery passion in glassblowing

Heat, light and camaraderie fuel a well-ordered space on the northern edge of the Palo Alto High School campus, where more...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2013
Last comment by Kelli Hagen, on Sep 8, 2013 at 3:44 pm | 7 comments | 26670 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A 'hidden population' in Palo Alto schools

The details were hazy but the urgency was clear: A family with three Palo Alto schoolchildren was living in their car, with...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2013
Last comment by BPMe, on Nov 15, 2013 at 6:38 am | 45 comments | 26087 Views
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